LISTING OF ACBOGCC AWARDS WINNERS

Most recent listed first

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2017 AWARDS BANQUET


The 2017 Awards Banquet was held on August 15 at 5:00 p.m. at the Price Hill Chili Parlor at 4920 Glenway Avenue. All enjoyed great fellowship while enjoying good food. The awards presentations were preceeded by the National Anthem sung by ACBOGCC member Ann Davis.
The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Joyce A. Rogers
Presented by Terry Olandese

Ken Marrs Award: Tony Cappel and his A. J. Cappel Enterprises
Presented by Joyce Rogers

Sue Wesley Award: Jennifer Jacobs
Presented by Margie Stocker

ACBOGCC Lifetime Membership Award: not presented in 2017

The ACBOGCC Technology Award: Terry Olandese
Presented by Dana Metcalf

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2016 AWARDS BANQUET


The 2016 Awards Banquet was held on August 16 at Clovernook Center at 7000 Hamilton Avenue. The event started at 5:00 when delicious dinners were served. The awards presentations were preceeded by the National Anthem.
The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Not presented in 2016

Ken Marrs Award: The Personalized Talking Print service of the Radio Reading Services.
Janet Papin accepted the award for PTP.
Annie Davis presented the award.

Sue Wesley Award: Sheila Mudd Baker.
Margie Stocker presented the Award

ACBOGCC Lifetime Membership Award: Sue Wesley
Terry Olandese presented the award.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2015 AWARDS BANQUET


The 2015 awards meeting was held on September 8 at the Owl Overlook shelter house in Windon Woods Park. Instead of the usual banquet venue, the event was in a more relaxed format of a picnic. All greatly enjoyed themselves.
The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Terry Olandese

Ken Marrs Award: The Red Roof Inn

Sue Wesley Award: Two winners:
Mary Beth Donelan
Penny Simpson

ACBOGCC Lifetime Membership Award: Jane Strohmeyer
for her faithful attendance and participation at most of the ACBOGCC activities even though reliable transportation to the activities was a serious problem. she was honored with a lifetime membership in ACBOGCC.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2014 AWARDS BANQUET


The Awards Banquet was held on August 19, 2014 in the place of the monthly business meeting. The event started at 5:00 when delicious dinners were served.
The the awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Mary Ann Donelan

Ken Marrs Award: Tukandu Cycling Club

Sue Wesley Award: Lita Wesley

The award of a "Lifetime ACBOGCC Membership Award" was established in 2014.
ACBOGCC Lifetime Membership Award: Leah Noble, for her service as a president and faithful support of ACBOGCC, she was honored with a lifetime membership in ACBOGCC.

Congratulations to the $2000 George Coorey Scholarship Award Winner. There were two this year.

Jenny Hamm is a graduate of Sycamore High School with a GPA of 3.956. Jenny will be attending the University of Cincinnati and will major in dietetics.

Jonathan Thomas is a graduate of Fairfield High School with a GPA of 3.643. Jonathan will be attending Wright State University and will major in psychology.

Each year, ACBOGCC may underwrite the cost of $500 each to send two visually impaired children to summer camp at Camp Campbell Guard. Usually, the children attend the Awards and Scholarship meeting as guests, but due to extenuating circumstances, they were not able to attend the awards banquet this year. The two children were:
Jeffery Howard from the third grade
David Moreland from the six grade
It was reported that they had a great time at camp. The boys enjoyed swimming, horse back riding and banana boating.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2013 AWARDS BANQUET


The ACBOGCC awards and scholarship banquet for 2013 was held on August 6, 2013.
The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award : Truie Davis

Ken Marrs Award: The Farm
The Farm is a west-side restaurant on Anderson Ferry Road.

Sue Wesley Award: Clare Oestreicher

On Thursday, August 15, ACBOGCC President Terry Olandese presented Clare Oestreicher the Sue Wesley Award at a dinner at The Farm with ten or so ACBOGCC members present.
President Olandese also presented the Ken Marrs Award to The Farm with Dan Elsaesser receiving it for The Farm.
At the same dinner, The group was also celebrating Clare Oestreicher's sixtieth birthday with her.

The $2,000 George Coorey Scholarship: Brooke Banner
rooke is a graduate of Sycamore High School with a 3.5 GPA. She is going to Brigham Young University in Provo Utah and she is strongly considering majoring in Communication Disorders and master degree in Speech language pathology.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2012 AWARDS BANQUET


The ACBOGCC awards and scholarship banquet for 2012 was held on August 7, 2012.
The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Mark Foersterling
Presented by Sue Wesley

Sue Wesley Award: Joe Link
Presented by Dana Metcalf

Ken Marrs Award: The Covedale Theater
Joyce Rogers did the presentation.

George Coorey Scholarship ($2,000):
This year, it was split and presented to two deserving students:

1. Abby Bowling. Abby will be going to Wright State University to study music.

2. Emily Pennington: will be studying accounting.

Annie Donnellon and Robin Altland presented the awards to both.

The Summer Raffle winners were announced:

First prize of $300.00: Jacquie Sammon

Second prize of $150.00: Jenna Webb

Third prize of $50.00: Bessie Feldman

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2011 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Jacquie Sammon

Ken Marrs Award: Joy Community Church

In honor of a very special sighted member of ACBOGCC, Sue Wesley, the Margaret Yancy Award was renamed to the Sue Wesley Award.
Sue did not know about the renaming until she was presented with the award at the awards ceremony.
Sue Wesley Award: Sue Wesley

In honor of the very notable member and one of the founders of ACBOGCC, George Correy, the college scholarship was named for him.
Congratulations to the $2000 George Coorey Scholarship Award Winner: Curtis Smith. He plans to study English at NKU and become a high school English teacher at Bishop Brossart High School, the school from where he graduated.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2010 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: No winner for 2010

Ken Marrs Award: Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)

Margaret Yancy Award: Scott Wallace with Clovernook Center for the Blind

Congratulations to the Scholarship Award Winner: Loren DeMinna. She plans to attend the College of Mount St. Joseph to become a writer.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2009 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Robert Rogers

Ken Marrs Award: Downtown Lions Club

Margaret Yancy Award: Harmony Hensley with Vineyard Community Church

Congratulations to the $2000 Scholarship Award Winners: Shannon Barlow. She plans to attend Miami University, Hamilton campus, to study social work.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2008 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Lynn Wachtell

Ken Marrs Award: City of St. Bernard

Margaret Yancy Award: Dr. Kerry Ketring

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2007 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Jacque Horn

Ken Marrs Award: Western Hills Lions Club

Margaret Yancy Award: Judy Hornsby

Congratulations to the $2000 Scholarship Award Winners: Jacob Slezak. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati.

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2006 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Peg Gutsel

Ken Marrs Award, first established in 2006: Corcoran and Harnist Heating and Cooling

Margaret Yancy Award: Joyce Asher

SUMMARY OF ACBO 2005 AWARDS BANQUET


The awards and winners are listed below.

Bob Kraus Award: Judy Rudig

Margaret Yancy Award: James Cable

College scholarship: Annie Donnellon
She will attend NKU for music